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Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.596
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.9.

Obverse

Christ seated on a square-backed throne. The upper part of the throne is decorated at left and right with six pellets. He is shown wearing a tunic and himation, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book with his left. He has a nimbus cruciger, each arm of which is decorated with one pellet. Sigla visible at right: ΧΣ̅ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Michael VII standing on a round dais and wearing a crown and loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist and ornamented with six dots. He holds in his right hand a labarum and in his left a globus cruciger. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΜΙΧΑΗΛΑΥ........ΔΚ,

Μιχαὴλ αὐ[τ(ο)κρ(ά)τ(ωρ) Ῥωμ(αίων) ὁ] Δούκ(ας).

Translation

Μιχαὴλ αὐτοκράτωρ Ῥωμαίων ὁ Δούκας.

Michael Doukas, autokrator of the Romans.

Commentary

The emperor's labarum is decorated in the middle with a device consisting of five pellets (see also BZS.1951.31.5.1676).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.596
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.9.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.596
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.9.

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